Coaches & Directors
Coaching Staff

Wes Sinclair

Head Coach

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Coach Wes comes to us with more than 25 years of experience at every level of this sport. Below are some highlights from Coach Wes’ resume:

· Level 5 (highest achievable level) American Swim Coaches Association (ASCA) Certified Coach
· Personally Coached US Junior National Team, US National Team, and World Championship Team Members including 8 US National Champion Athletes
· NAIA National Collegiate Coach of the Year (2009)
· National Select Camp and All-Star Zone Distance Camp Coach
· Extensive experience working with Hall of Fame coaches David Marsh & Jon Urbanchek
· Many years of experience in highly successful clubs and collegiate swim programs including Fullerton Area Swim Team, Ozaukee Aquatics (formerly Mequon Area Swim Team), Barracuda Swim Club (Kingsport, TN), Savannah College of Art & Design & Auburn University
· Experience as a SwimAmerica Program Director 
 
We are very excited to have Wes as BBST's Head Coach!

Patsy Duke

Head Age Group Coach

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I was born in Owensboro, Kentucky. I have one daughter that just graduated high school. I started swimming at the age of 5 for the YMCA. I swam year round until I graduated high school. USA swimming wasn’t consistent so I focused more on high school swimming. Started swimming H.S. in 7th and qualified in state in fly until my senior and 200 I.M.until my junior year and then I swam 100 back and qualified. I decided not to continue in college.
My coaching career started during the summers when I came home from college summer leagues.  After graduating college and obtaining my elementary degree, I took time off but was drawn back to coaching summer league. When my daughter was born, I took more time off. Learning there no swim instructor at our main aquatic center, I appropriate them and started a one person swim lesson program as an employee for them. This lead me to USA competitive coaching. I was the Age group coach for the Owensboro Marlins for 6 years while continue teaching third grade. I took last year off because it was my senior year. Although I enjoy being a teacher, my heart and passion has been to coach full-time because I love the sport and all the life skills it teaches. I feel is important to have the same vision as the head coach. I had prior experience coaching under Wes. Wes knew my desire to be an age group and knows my strengths would benefit the team and him.   I always wanted to coach under Wes because he is so knowledgeable and has a good rapport with senior level. After I got out here, I knew this was this team is the environment I desire so I am blessed to have this opportunity. Excited to build stability, consistency, a fun atmosphere with fast swimming with the kids and the amazing coaches already established here.

Rhonda Rae Stouder

Developmental Coach

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I was the kid in swim team racing after my 3 big brothers, dreaming about growing gills and wishing for invisible flippers! (I'm not sure how many times my mom had to rescue me!) I swam and dove for Oregon State University, coaching Corvallis Aquatic Team for 6 years during that time. My BS from OSU is in Physical Education and PreTherapy. I coached for CAT, Lincoln City Clippers, Cascade Aquatic Club, Sunnyside and Philomath high schools and age groups. I have almost been coaching for 40 years! (How did that happen?)
 
My goal and philosophy as a coach is to help swimmers swim smart, grow great character, learn great work ethic, be a great team mate and have fun while working on it! 
 
I am excited to be working with the BBST community! 

 

Brad Jones

Head Strength Coach/Assistant Coach

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Brad is entering his sixth year as the Strength Coach for BBST.  During his time with BBST, Brad has watched the team get stronger, faster and have fewer injuries.

Brad has been around swimming his entire life. Brad grew up swimming with one of the largest clubs in the country, and then received a full scholarship to swim at Pennsylvania State University. His knowledge and experience with high level swimming helps Brad understand the demands being put on the BBST elite swimmers' bodies.

Brad spends his days helping people of all ages get stronger, recover from various injuries, and improve sports performance as a Certified Advanced Rolfer (rolfingbellingham.com) Brad’s knowledge of anatomy, physiology and movement contributes to the success that he has had with BBST.

One of the many tools that Brad loves to use with the swimmers is the kettlebell.  Brad has been a Certified Kettlebell instructor for over ten years and has taught workshops all over the country.  Brad has also competed in four Kettlebell Sport World Championships and always placed in the top 3 for his weight class.

Paulina Gralow

Substitute Coach

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Paulina Gralow joined BBST in the spring of 2016 as an assistant coach, while pursuing her Master’s degree in school counseling at Western. Paulina's passion for swimming started at age 6, and continued through four years of D1 collegiate and national level competition for the University of Wisconsin- Madison. Paulina began her coaching career with the Newport Swim Team in Oregon, and gained experience working with all ages and competitive levels. During her time coaching NST, she recognized the importance of creating an atmosphere to empower swimmers’ investment in fast, efficient swimming for individual and team success.

 

Paulina believes it’s important for swimmers to train in a challenging and respectful environment. She strives to support all BBST swimmers’ development in their drive for competition and motivation to improve. In order to best support BBST’s mission, Paulina is dedicated to strong communication with our coaches, swimmers, and families.

Heather Taylor

Substitute Coach

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Coach Heather Taylor has been teaching and coaching swimmers since 2007. She has a passion for teaching swimming and water safety. She has taught a wide range of ages and levels from toddlers to competitive swimmers. She has worked with swimmers both individually and in teams to develop better stroke skills, increase endurance and speed, and discover a love for swimming. 
 
Heather is Pacific Northwest Swimming's Developmental Coach of the Year for 2016, and is certified by both the American Swim Coaches Association and USA Swimming.  Heather started at BBST in 2013 as their bronze group coach and through her work helping create BBST's developmental program, is now the team's lead developmental coach. Heather has coached swimmers who have gone on to break team records, rank nationally in the top 200, medal at regional meets, and rank top 10 in team history.>
 
Heather has a focus of creating a respectful team culture through building character. She loves helping swimmers push themselves to uncover their highest level of ability. Heather emphasizes positive attitude, perseverance, work ethic, respect, courage, responsibility, self-discipline, teamwork, and determination. She encourages her swimmers to overcome obstacles in a fun, safe environment and to constantly push past what they know to become better, stronger athletes and people. Heather believes that a strong team consists of strong individuals working together toward a common goal - excellence. 
 
Board of Directors

Chris Fuhrman

President

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Clint Carlton

Vice President

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Nancy Chen

Treasurer

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Candice Balogh

Secretary

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